Your KOTA Territory Team

Helene Duhamel, News Anchor/Producer

Helene Duhamel has a decades-long history with KOTA Territory News, first as a reporter, then producer/anchor and news director at both KDUH-TV and KOTA-TV. Today Helene continues to report, produce and anchor at KOTA Territory News.

Mike Powers, Executive Producer/Evening Anchor

After almost exactly 30 years away, Mike Powers returns to KOTA Territory, where he was the KOTA sports director from 1983 to 1985. Now, he anchors the weekday evening newscasts.

Alicia Garcia, Weeknight Anchor/Producer

Alicia Garcia anchors the KOTA Territory News at 10 PM. She also produces Consumer Reports® which air at 5:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Alicia has been part of the KOTA Territory news team for over a decade.

Mike Modrick, Chief Meteorologist

Mike Modrick was fascinated by weather and science even as a young boy. Then in college, after exploring degrees in computer science, then communications, one class in Meteorology 101 changed his life. That early fascination turned into a career; and in 1981 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, with a double major in speech, from Iowa State University.

Vic Quick, Sports Director

Joining the KOTA Territory sports team is a bit of a homecoming for Vic. He spent six years working at KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Neb. Vic then worked two years in Oregon before returning to the area of the country he considers home.

Scott Gross, News Anchor/Producer

Scott Gross joined KOTA in June 2014. He co-anchors KOTA Territory News at Noon, and he produces and anchors the newscasts aired over KDUH in Scottsbluff, Nebr.

Katy Urban, Good Morning KOTA Territory/Noon News Anchor

Born and raised in Rapid City, Katy knows the issues, the people and the stories that matter most to the people who live, work, and play in KOTA Territory. In August 2014, Katy became the news anchor for Good Morning KOTA Territory.

Eric Gardner, Good Morning KOTA Territory/Noon News Meteorologist

Eric Gardner joined the KOTA news team in December of 2002 as a morning and noon meteorologist and news anchor. After a stint as the nightside main anchor, Eric returns to sunrise as the Good Morning KOTA Territory meteorologist.

Priscilla Borrego, General Assignment Reporter

Priscilla Borrego joined Good Morning KOTA Territory as a reporter in November 2014. She brings a college background in broadcast news and a genuine enthusiasm for news to our morning show.

Nicole Tschetter, General Assignment Reporter

Nicole Tschetter joined the KOTA Territory News team as a general assignment reporter for Good Morning KOTA Territory. Nicole was a newspaper reporter at the Tallahassee Democrat where she reported features and weekend spot news but her real passion is for broadcast news.

Adam King, General Assignment Reporter

Adam King joined KOTA Territory News as a general assignment reporter in November 2014. Adam recently graduated from Bowling Green State University where he was a feporter and sports anchor for the BG24 student broadcasts.

Melea VanOstrand, Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Melea VanOstrand joined the KOTA-TV news team just weeks after her May 2014 graduation from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Kayla Courvell, KSGW General Assignment Reporter

Born and raised in Grove City, PA, Kayla joined the KOTA news team two weeks after her graduation from Robert Morris University with a major in applied journalism and a minor in history.

Yasser Kishk, Meteorologist

I was born and raised in the charming town of Oxford, Miss., home of the Ole Miss Rebels, aka The University of Mississippi. My family is originally from Egypt, and this culture has influenced who I am today.

David Stradling, Meteorologist

David joined KOTA Territory News in December 2014, right after he graduated from Ball State University with a meteorology degree. David is excited to continue his passion for weather here in Rapid City.

Arielle Orsuto, Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter

Arielle Orsuto joined KOTA Territory News as the weekend sports anchor in June 2014. Arielle recently graduated from the University of Miami .

Kirk Stevens, Video Journalist

The Rapid City Stevens High School graduate got his start in TV at KOTA in 1997 in the creative department as a commercial photographer, but after 11yrs away from home honing his craft, he returned in 2011 to the KOTA Territory News Team as a video journalist   

Richard J. Two Bulls, Photojournalist

Rick Two Bulls joined KOTA-TV News just a week before the launch of the Good Morning KOTA Territory show; where most of Rick's photojournalism talents will be used.

John Petersen, News Director

John started his broadcasting career as a radio announcer in high school and college; before turning to TV news in Rapid City in 1978.  He also worked in Denver and Saginaw, Mich., before returning home, taking the helm of KOTA-TV News.

Stephany Beshara, Executive Producer

Stephany took on a massive challenge as soon as she joined KOTA Territory News as the executive producer in May 2014. She became responsible for the launch of KOTA-TV's first morning show, Good Morning KOTA Territory.

Pat Dobbs, Assignment Editor

Pat is a veteran newsman who is just as much at home as a broadcast journalist as he was when working at a newspaper.  He joined the KOTA Territory News team in May 2014.

Jen Blake, News Producer

An Omaha, Neb., native, Jen has made KOTA Territory her home for more than 20 years, joining the staff as a news producer in October, 2014.

Marjorie Thomas, Good Morning KOTA Territory Producer

A Philadelphia, Penn., native; Marjorie came to KOTA Territory News in July 2014 by way of Texas where she honed her morning show producing skills.  We put them to the test with the new Good Morning KOTA Territory show.

Jack Siebold, Digital Content Manager

Jack retired from KOTA-TV News in February  2012 but was lured back for a new career in digital news just seven month later as the editor of the website MyTown.  He became the first digital content manager for KOTA-TV News in June 2014.